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The 'time-bomb issue' within Australian companies

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HC Online | 10 Dec 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
A new report has found that short-sighted attitudes towards employee potential may be hurting corporate growth prospects.
  • Prue Laurence | 10 Dec 2012, 04:16 PM Agree 0
    Full white paper and summary report are available at
  • Tony Griffiths | 10 Dec 2012, 04:22 PM Agree 0
    Good information Pru and good timing given the preponderance of Performance Mapping sessions happening at this time of year.
  • Erica Collins | 10 Dec 2012, 04:36 PM Agree 0
    My experience is consistent with these findings. Whilst employers bemoan a lack of talent, they are not willing to accept candidates with demonstrated potential only past achievements. This increases the risk that the role will lack sufficient challenge and the successful candidate will outgrow the role sooner = disengagement on every level.
  • Rob Wise - Wise Recruitment | 10 Dec 2012, 04:50 PM Agree 0
    The looming baby boomer talent shortage should give all serious minded business managers reason to pause and contemplate engagement strategies the sort that this research points to. It will be one of those key strategies for business success as the decade progresses.
  • Adrian Baker - Experis | 10 Dec 2012, 05:29 PM Agree 0
    Good to see you in the news Pru. Hope it's valuable and taken on board as like-for-like only recruitment (internal or external) is still tempting for managers given the speed at which organisations expect ROI on their people post GFC.
  • MM | 08 Jan 2013, 03:11 PM Agree 0
    From experience, most companies are loath to spend any money on education that will improve the person's skills beyond what is immediately needed in the workplace for fear of upskilling a person who might then decide to leave and take that new skill with them. And this is despite a lot of research saying that upskilling employees is a great talent retention tool.
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